Omidyar Network

Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, and his wife, Pam, established Omidyar Network based on the belief that every person has the potential to make a difference. Since 2004, they have worked with their partners to create opportunities for people to tap that potential, enabling them to improve their lives and make powerful contributions to their communities. They support, scale, and champion the work of their partners in order to maximize social impact. As a philanthropic investment firm, they make both investments and grants, identifying like-minded organizations that they support, help scale, and collaborate with to help realize their full potential. Their efforts are organized around two investment initiatives Access to Capital, and Media, Markets and Transparency.
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387 past transactions

Cignifi

Venture Round in 2018
Cignifi Inc. designs and develops credit and marketing analytics platform for mobile network operators. It provides credit risk and marketing scores using mobile phone data, and provides information for credit cards, personal loans, insurance, and savings among mobile pre-pay customers. The company serves telecommunication operators, retailers, lenders, and insurers. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts with additional offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Scripbox

Series B in 2016
Scripbox owns and operates an online investing platform that distributes mutual funds in India. Its platform allows investors to buy and sell equity, debt, and tax saving mutual funds. Sanjiv Singhal founded Scripbox in 2012. It has its headquarters in Bengaluru in India.

ZestMoney

Seed Round in 2015
ZestMoney is the fastest way for all kinds of people to pay using digital EMI, without the need of a credit card or a credit score. The company believes that being able to pay in EMI should be available to everyone and not only those who hold a credit card or have a credit score. With the use of mobile tech, digital banking, and AI, ZestMoney was made accessible to millions of Indian consumers. Founded in 2015 by digital finance and technology professionals, Priya Sharma, Lizzie Chapman and Ashish Anantharaman, the company is backed by leading global digital financial services investors like PayU, Ribbit Capital, Omidiyar Networks among other.

Healofy

Series B in 2021
Healofy is an Indian parenting social network for moms.

GramCover

Series A in 2021
GramCover Insurance Brokers Private Limited develops an online based insurance brokerage marketplace for the rural sector. The company offers life insurance, crop and livestock insurance, health and motor insurance, reinsurance, and risk advisory products through an integrated marketplace. It also provides claim processing, policy download, notification, payment collection, and customer on boarding services. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Noida, India.

EagerPanda, Inc.

Seed Round in 2013
EagerPanda is building a world where all of human knowledge is well organized and easily accessible. The company's platform help educators to build custom online courses, enabling educators to connect and share their content of learning. It was founded in 2016 and is based in Portola Valley, California, United States.

Versa

Seed Round in 2014
Versa is a media technology company founded on a deep belief in a thriving press and an informed, engaged public. Featured Perspectives is the only technology-driven platform that gives leading organizations, executives, thought leaders, and advocates the ability to attach commentary and analysis directly to a developing news story, generating premium revenue for publishers and giving readers access to high-quality opinion alongside the news in real-time.

ZestMoney

Seed Round in 2015
ZestMoney is the fastest way for all kinds of people to pay using digital EMI, without the need of a credit card or a credit score. The company believes that being able to pay in EMI should be available to everyone and not only those who hold a credit card or have a credit score. With the use of mobile tech, digital banking, and AI, ZestMoney was made accessible to millions of Indian consumers. Founded in 2015 by digital finance and technology professionals, Priya Sharma, Lizzie Chapman and Ashish Anantharaman, the company is backed by leading global digital financial services investors like PayU, Ribbit Capital, Omidiyar Networks among other.

GramCover

Seed Round in 2020
GramCover Insurance Brokers Private Limited develops an online based insurance brokerage marketplace for the rural sector. The company offers life insurance, crop and livestock insurance, health and motor insurance, reinsurance, and risk advisory products through an integrated marketplace. It also provides claim processing, policy download, notification, payment collection, and customer on boarding services. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Noida, India.

Cignifi

Series A in 2012
Cignifi Inc. designs and develops credit and marketing analytics platform for mobile network operators. It provides credit risk and marketing scores using mobile phone data, and provides information for credit cards, personal loans, insurance, and savings among mobile pre-pay customers. The company serves telecommunication operators, retailers, lenders, and insurers. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts with additional offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Kaleidofin

Series A in 2019
Kaleidofin Private Limited owns and operates a financial technology platform that provides intuitive and tailored digital financial solutions to the informal sector. It offers goal-based financial solutions on savings, credit, investments, and insurance products to customers. The company provides products, such as umeed, that inculcates the savings habit for families with volatile income; lakshya, savings plan for 2 years and above; udaan, savings plan for long term goals; and kaleidoyantra, proprietary customer profiling algorithm. The company has partnership with banks, insurance companies, mutual fund houses, and technology companies. The company distributes its products through its mobile application, microfinance institutions (MFIs), co-operatives non-government organizations (NGOs), and self-help groups (SHGs). Kaleidofin Private Limited was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Chennai, India.

Neogrowth

Series C in 2016
Neogrowth operates as a non-banking financial company in India. It is focused on meeting the financial needs of small businesses which sell goods and services to consumers. It offers business financing services to small- and medium-sized retail companies that sell apparel, consumer durables and electronic items, footwear and accessories, handicrafts, gifts, and optical goods as well as to restaurants, beauty salons, hotels, gymnasiums, and health diagnostic centers. NeoGrowth began its commercial operations in 2013.

ZestMoney

Series B in 2019
ZestMoney is the fastest way for all kinds of people to pay using digital EMI, without the need of a credit card or a credit score. The company believes that being able to pay in EMI should be available to everyone and not only those who hold a credit card or have a credit score. With the use of mobile tech, digital banking, and AI, ZestMoney was made accessible to millions of Indian consumers. Founded in 2015 by digital finance and technology professionals, Priya Sharma, Lizzie Chapman and Ashish Anantharaman, the company is backed by leading global digital financial services investors like PayU, Ribbit Capital, Omidiyar Networks among other.
Indifi Technologies Pvt. Ltd. operates an online platform that connects lenders and borrowers to provide loans. The company offers different lifecycle support services for lenders, which include marketing and customer relationship management (CRM), data aggregation, data analysis, on-ground support, loan monitoring, and payment management. It serves clients in e-commerce, travel, hospitality, retail, and trading businesses. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gurugram, India.

Neon

Series A in 2018
Neon is a Brazilian fintech, founded in 2016, whose mission is to unite technology and design to redesign and simplify people's financial experience. With over 250 employees, in 2018 Neon raised R $ 72 million of Series A investments in a round led by Propel Ventures, Monashees, and Quona, which also featured Yellow Ventures, Omydiar Network, and Tera Capital. With a digital account being the main product, Neon has a partnership with Banco Votorantim for the custody and settlement of its accounts.

RailYatri

Seed Round in 2015
RailYatri's goal is to provide the most up to date information to the 25 million passengers who board a train every day. RailYatri mobile app provides real-time information on live train status, PNR Status, seat availability predictions, fare calculator, platforms/ facilities at stations, personalized alerts, access to essential travel services like meals and taxi.... and much more. RailYatri provides information on over 9000 locations and 14500 trains (including long distance trains, local trains and metros). Within its first year of the launch, RailYatri's Android app has crossed 1 million downloads. The company has also partnered with taxi services firms across 20 cities and food vendors across 300 stations. RailYatri's mission is to simplify train travel and they are doing it one traveller at a time.

Neogrowth

Venture Round in 2016
Neogrowth operates as a non-banking financial company in India. It is focused on meeting the financial needs of small businesses which sell goods and services to consumers. It offers business financing services to small- and medium-sized retail companies that sell apparel, consumer durables and electronic items, footwear and accessories, handicrafts, gifts, and optical goods as well as to restaurants, beauty salons, hotels, gymnasiums, and health diagnostic centers. NeoGrowth began its commercial operations in 2013.

Masai School

Series A in 2021
Masai School is a 21st-century career focussed coding school. We are on a mission to find untapped or underutilized talent and to train them for the most in-demand jobs in the world. Masai School is introducing a new model of higher education in which the school invests in the students, instead of the other way around.
Indifi Technologies Pvt. Ltd. operates an online platform that connects lenders and borrowers to provide loans. The company offers different lifecycle support services for lenders, which include marketing and customer relationship management (CRM), data aggregation, data analysis, on-ground support, loan monitoring, and payment management. It serves clients in e-commerce, travel, hospitality, retail, and trading businesses. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gurugram, India.

Kaleidofin

Seed Round in 2018
Kaleidofin Private Limited owns and operates a financial technology platform that provides intuitive and tailored digital financial solutions to the informal sector. It offers goal-based financial solutions on savings, credit, investments, and insurance products to customers. The company provides products, such as umeed, that inculcates the savings habit for families with volatile income; lakshya, savings plan for 2 years and above; udaan, savings plan for long term goals; and kaleidoyantra, proprietary customer profiling algorithm. The company has partnership with banks, insurance companies, mutual fund houses, and technology companies. The company distributes its products through its mobile application, microfinance institutions (MFIs), co-operatives non-government organizations (NGOs), and self-help groups (SHGs). Kaleidofin Private Limited was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Chennai, India.

IntrCity

Series A in 2016
Manager- Corporate Communications

ShopUp

Series B in 2022
ShopUp is a capital appraisal platform for small and micro-entrepreneurs selling on social media. It also helps social media based micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries get access to affordable financing. ShopUp was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Holberton School

Series A in 2018
Holberton, Inc. provides project-based learning and peer learning to software engineers. It offers courses, such as foundation of software engineering, augmented reality and virtual reality, full-stack web development, advanced linux programming, algorithm & blockchain, and machine learning. The company offers free education until students find jobs. Holberton, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional campuses in Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia; and New Haven, Connecticut.

Yelo

Seed Round in 2019
yelo is a mobile only peer-to-peer platform. Its your locally connected friend which has a social referral system that puts you in touch with the right person with whom your network graph is connected with (not Facebook!). You can directly connect and chat with the supply/service-provider to solve your problems in the fastest way possible. On the supply side, anyone with just a smartphone can enlist himself for his skills, talent or passion; get referred for a query or monetize direct leads. yelo monetizes leads with a freemium model.

IntrCity

Venture Round in 2016
Manager- Corporate Communications
Bridge International Academies is an operator of scholastic academy services used to provide education to underprivileged children. Its services provide lessons based on national curricula, develop in-depth teacher training and programs, and use cutting-edge wireless technology that enables underprivileged children to get the right education, free of cost, for a brighter future.

Shubhloans

Series A in 2019
MyShubhLife is a full stack financial services provider for the Next Half Billion. With Real-time analytics and credit reports based on alternative data, MyShubhLife reaches unserved and underserved market segments to provide meaningful financial inclusion. MyShubhLife has further strengthened its financial inclusion goal through its financial wellness program for corporates and individuals by expanding its portfolio to include Mini and Micro loans, Insurance, Mutual Fund SIPS, Tax filing service and more.

PowerGen Renewable Energy

Series B in 2019
Powergen Renewable Energy provides energy solutions to residential, community, commercial, government, and industrial customers in East Africa. The company offers microgrids and commercial and industrial solar consulting; development; engineering, procurement, and construction; operation and maintenance; and financing services. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Nairobi, Kenya with additional offices in Arusha, Tanzania; Freetown, Sierra Leone; and Lagos, Nigeria.

Chime

Series B in 2017
Chime, the leader in the U.S. challenger banking segment, helps members avoid bank fees, save money automatically, and lead healthier financial lives. Based in San Francisco, California, Chime offers a modern, mobile and connected approach to banking that gives members complete control of their finances. Chime members receive a Chime debit card, a Spending Account, a Savings Account, and a powerful mobile app that keeps members in control. The Chime mobile app is available for iPhone and Android devices and has been featured as one of the best Money Management apps in the App Store.
Indifi Technologies Pvt. Ltd. operates an online platform that connects lenders and borrowers to provide loans. The company offers different lifecycle support services for lenders, which include marketing and customer relationship management (CRM), data aggregation, data analysis, on-ground support, loan monitoring, and payment management. It serves clients in e-commerce, travel, hospitality, retail, and trading businesses. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gurugram, India.

Sewa Grih Rin

Secondary Market in 2022
Sewa Grih Rin Limited, a housing finance company, provides housing loans to low-income households in India. It offers mortgage products for use in conjunction with government subsidies and tenure security; and non-mortgage loans for home and infrastructure improvements. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

Aqgromalin

Series A in 2021
Aqgromalin is a tech-driven farm diversification platform enabling farmers to diversify into animal husbandry and aquaculture.

Bijak

Series A in 2020
Bijak is a developer of B2B platform for agricultural commodities that gives buyers and sellers better prices, increased working capital and optimized logistics. Bijak is a business-to-business trade platform for the agricultural sector in India that enables traders, wholesalers, and food processors to keep a ledger of their transactions, access transparent pricing, optimize logistics, and improve their working capital cycles.

Colab.re

Series A in 2017
Colab.re is a citizen-to-government engagement platform, where citizens socially interact to report city's daily issues, suggest urban improvements and rate public services. On the other end, they offer governments a freemium CRM and Workflow management tool. They currently (march 2016) have +150k users in Brazil, +100 clients including municipalities, state governments, federal departments and utility companies. They believe in creating better cities for the people, with the people.

Digital House

Series B in 2017
Digital House is a coding school where new generations of coders and digital professionals are trained to imagine, innovate, and create what they always dreamed. It was established in 2015 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

farMart

Seed Round in 2021
In India, 75% of farmers own less than one hectare of land. Such small landholdings make it unavailable for them to own machinery solely for their own purpose. FarMart provides a technology platform to connect farmers who own machinery with those who don’t. Thus, ensuring farmers achieve high productivity at minimum input costs. FarMart aims to provide access of the latest agricultural machinery and modern technology to every farmer while simultaneously promoting rural entrepreneurship.

GuiaBolso

Series D in 2017
GuiaBolso is a digital hub that connects Brazilian consumers to financial products via an in-app marketplace with real-time origination. As a company in Brazil with proprietary bank account aggregation technology and offering free credit bureau reports, GuiaBolso gives users a complete view of finances and provides bank partners with unparalleled data analysis and credit modeling. This creates a very positive dynamic for both, for example, GuiaBolso users now have access to a selection of fairly-priced loans based on actual credit risk, quite revolutionary in a country without a national credit score and with the world’s highest interest spreads. The company mission is to improve people’s well-being by providing the complete information needed to make better financial decisions.

farMart

Series B in 2022
In India, 75% of farmers own less than one hectare of land. Such small landholdings make it unavailable for them to own machinery solely for their own purpose. FarMart provides a technology platform to connect farmers who own machinery with those who don’t. Thus, ensuring farmers achieve high productivity at minimum input costs. FarMart aims to provide access of the latest agricultural machinery and modern technology to every farmer while simultaneously promoting rural entrepreneurship.

Otipy

Series B in 2021
Otipy is an emerging Indian startup and the social commerce venture of farm-to-fork agri-tech startup Crofarm. The platform aims to connect farmers directly to their customers through online channels and vice versa. The goal of the platform is to provide fresh produce directly from the farm, using something called demand harvesting. By using AI-based demand prediction tools, the platform collects historical data to predict the demand for products. This is then used to procure just the right amount of produce, facilitating on-demand harvesting, and thereby ensuring delivery of fresh produce on the same day. Moreover, this also precludes the wastage of food items.

CloudSek

Series A in 2021
CloudSEK Info Security Pvt. Ltd develops software-as-a-service (SaaS) information security risk management solutions. The company offers XVigil, a unified risk management platform which secures business across cyber threats, data leaks, identity thefts, fake applications, fake domains, and fake pages, third party interfaces, and infrastructure security. It provides cyber threat intelligence which includes monitoring real time social media, surface web, dark web monitoring, credential disclosure; brand monitor; and infrastructure monitor. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Bengaluru, India.

PerroMart SG

Seed Round in 2019
PerroMart is an O2O pet care company. Having started as an ecommerce platform, the company is now moving into an omnichannel business model to reach a larger proportion of Southeast Asia’s pet owners who still shop offline. It also looks to add new services, such as vet care and grooming, to cover the entire value chain.

Kaleidofin

Series A in 2019
Kaleidofin Private Limited owns and operates a financial technology platform that provides intuitive and tailored digital financial solutions to the informal sector. It offers goal-based financial solutions on savings, credit, investments, and insurance products to customers. The company provides products, such as umeed, that inculcates the savings habit for families with volatile income; lakshya, savings plan for 2 years and above; udaan, savings plan for long term goals; and kaleidoyantra, proprietary customer profiling algorithm. The company has partnership with banks, insurance companies, mutual fund houses, and technology companies. The company distributes its products through its mobile application, microfinance institutions (MFIs), co-operatives non-government organizations (NGOs), and self-help groups (SHGs). Kaleidofin Private Limited was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Chennai, India.

Federated Media

Series B in 2007
Federated Media is an integrated media company that drives engagement for brands through pure native content and advertising solutions. Federated Media is involved in many content marketing activities: represents online publishers and their properties to advertisers; supports other properties sponsored by advertiser clients; and owns and operates websites. It also offers media and ad solutions, including standard IAB ads, STAMP and other high-impact ads, engagement ads, conversationalists, social frames, and conversation targeting; content marketing services through custom content series and sponsored blog posts; and advertising opportunities on sponsored properties and communities.

RailYatri

Venture Round in 2016
RailYatri's goal is to provide the most up to date information to the 25 million passengers who board a train every day. RailYatri mobile app provides real-time information on live train status, PNR Status, seat availability predictions, fare calculator, platforms/ facilities at stations, personalized alerts, access to essential travel services like meals and taxi.... and much more. RailYatri provides information on over 9000 locations and 14500 trains (including long distance trains, local trains and metros). Within its first year of the launch, RailYatri's Android app has crossed 1 million downloads. The company has also partnered with taxi services firms across 20 cities and food vendors across 300 stations. RailYatri's mission is to simplify train travel and they are doing it one traveller at a time.

SeeClickFix, Inc.

Series A in 2011
SeeClickFix provides tools for residents and governments to communicate for all sizes, populations, and budgets. The company empowers citizens, community organizations, and governments to care for and improve their neighborhoods by providing technology tools that promote civic engagement and government transparency. They focused reports allow officials at all levels to evaluate public service performance, plan for improvements, and have the facts necessary to make data-driven decisions. SeeClickFix was established in 2008 and is based in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

IntrCity

Series B in 2020
Manager- Corporate Communications

Terbium Labs

Series B in 2019
Terbium Labs offers Matchlight, the world’s most comprehensive and only fully private dark web data monitoring solution, capable of quickly finding stolen data and minimizing the damage caused by a data breach. Terbium Labs was founded by Michael Moore and Danny Rogers in 2013 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.

HexaHealth

Seed Round in 2021
HexaHealth is a startup that aims to build a network of hospitals across the country, bring in digital solutions for better patient care throughout the patient’s surgery life cycle, and expand its consumer base to address the information asymmetry.

Prosper

Series E in 2011
Prosper is an online lending platform that connects people who want to borrow money with individuals and institutions. Its platform provides lists of loan requests with low, fixed-rate loans and no hidden fees or prepayment penalties, enabling clients to easily gain access to affordable personal loans and investors to earn solid returns via a data-driven underwriting model. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
African Leadership Academy is an educational institution that offers two-year program focused on leadership, entrepreneurship, and African studies. It also provides Gap-Year Program and Global Scholars Program for Entrepreneurial Leadership and African Studies program. African Leadership Academy was founded in 2004 and is based in Roodepoort, South Africa.

Unite Us

Series A in 2017
Unite Us is a veteran-led technology company that builds coordinated care networks connecting health and social service providers together. The company helps systems and communities efficiently deliver care and services by inter-connecting providers across communities, seamlessly integrating the social determinants of health into patient care. Providers across the continuum and community are able to externally refer and track every patient’s total health journey, while reporting on all tangible outcomes across a full range of services in a centralized, cohesive, and collaborative ecosystem. This social infrastructure helps communities move beyond legacy resource directories, and transform their ability to measure impact, improved health, and outcomes at scale.

Crisis Text Line

Series B in 2016
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 emotional support for those in crisis. Their Crisis Counselors practice active listening to help people in crisis move from a hot moment to a cool calm – all through a medium they know and trust: text. People in crisis are connected to a Crisis Counselor by texting 741741.

Bijak

Series B in 2022
Bijak is a developer of B2B platform for agricultural commodities that gives buyers and sellers better prices, increased working capital and optimized logistics. Bijak is a business-to-business trade platform for the agricultural sector in India that enables traders, wholesalers, and food processors to keep a ledger of their transactions, access transparent pricing, optimize logistics, and improve their working capital cycles.

Scroll Media Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Scroll Media Inc. operates as a digital publishing company that provides news, information, and entertainment services. It offers services, including news, photographs, rigorous reporting, objective analyses, political and cultural stories, videos, and other forms of digital content information for readers and viewers. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Entri

Series A in 2022
Entri is a vernacular language learning platform for teachers and students. Up to 750k students and 2300 teachers have used Entri to improve their learning and teaching so far.

Federated Media

Series A in 2006
Federated Media is an integrated media company that drives engagement for brands through pure native content and advertising solutions. Federated Media is involved in many content marketing activities: represents online publishers and their properties to advertisers; supports other properties sponsored by advertiser clients; and owns and operates websites. It also offers media and ad solutions, including standard IAB ads, STAMP and other high-impact ads, engagement ads, conversationalists, social frames, and conversation targeting; content marketing services through custom content series and sponsored blog posts; and advertising opportunities on sponsored properties and communities.

Krishify

Seed Round in 2021
Krishify is a social network for farmers to discuss and solve their Agri input needs.

Cignifi

Series A in 2012
Cignifi Inc. designs and develops credit and marketing analytics platform for mobile network operators. It provides credit risk and marketing scores using mobile phone data, and provides information for credit cards, personal loans, insurance, and savings among mobile pre-pay customers. The company serves telecommunication operators, retailers, lenders, and insurers. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts with additional offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Zoona is a mobile technology company developing products such as money transfers, electronic voucher payments, and agent payments.

Change Healthcare

Series C in 2012
Change Healthcare is a catalyst for your value-based healthcare system. They are a healthcare technology company that offers software, analytics, network solutions, and technology-enabled services to help create a stronger, more collaborative healthcare system. They help deliver measurable value not only at the point of care, but also before, after, and in between care episodes. It was founded in 2005 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Scripbox

Series B in 2016
Scripbox owns and operates an online investing platform that distributes mutual funds in India. Its platform allows investors to buy and sell equity, debt, and tax saving mutual funds. Sanjiv Singhal founded Scripbox in 2012. It has its headquarters in Bengaluru in India.

Cignifi

Series D in 2018
Cignifi Inc. designs and develops credit and marketing analytics platform for mobile network operators. It provides credit risk and marketing scores using mobile phone data, and provides information for credit cards, personal loans, insurance, and savings among mobile pre-pay customers. The company serves telecommunication operators, retailers, lenders, and insurers. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts with additional offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Open Data Institute

Grant in 2015
The Open Data Institute will catalyse the evolution of an open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It will unlock supply, generate demand, create and disseminate knowledge to address local and global issues. The Open Data Institute will convene world-class experts to collaborate, incubate, nurture and mentor new ideas, and promote innovation. We will enable anyone to learn and engage with open data, and empower our teams to help others through professional coaching and mentoring. Founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, limited by guarantee company. The ODI has secured £10 million over five years from the UK Government (via the UK innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board), and $750,000 from Omidyar Network, and is working towards long-term sustainability through match funding and direct revenue. With a 5,000 sq ft convening space based in the heart of London's thriving Shoreditch area, and a global remit, we invite everyone intrested in developing Open Data to get in touch.

Zimmber

Series A in 2016
Zimmber is a platform for those who are in need of home services like fixing or a dripping flush tank or electrical glitch, or installation of air conditioner. People who are in need of these services can contact this online firm and get the tasks done within few clicks. Since this started its first service in Indian trade capital, Mumbai, it has been successful so far and will be available in all the metropolitan cities soon. As per Zimmber, every home is spending around Rs. 23,000 per year, this is exactly where the firm is focusing now. The user has to select the service available in their website or mobile application. If the user finds any issue in applying for services, the platform will help the user to find it. After the user chooses the service needed, he/she will be contacted to confirm the availability, before Zimmber sends a service provider to his/her home/office. The firm says it has partnered with 100 service providers so far to work for them.

Hive Meetup

Series B in 2003
Meetup brings people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life. It is organized around one simple idea: when they get together and do the things that matter to us, they’re at their best. And that’s what Meetup does. It brings people together to do, explore, teach, and learn the things that help them come alive. Meetup was established in 2002 and is based in New York City.

Vyng

Venture Round in 2022
Vyng has built a next-generation Caller ID platform that visualizes every call. Vyng is helping start better conversations between friends, family, and businesses for the next half billion smartphone users in India and beyond. Vyng boasts 4 billion videos played across 170 countries since its launch in 2018. The company has raised $7MM and is backed by March Capital, Omidyar Network, a Sequoia Capital partner, and the founders of Giphy and GroupMe.

Lendable

Series A in 2017
Lendable is a lending platform. When you borrow money, it comes straight from an investor. Unlike banks, who hand out loans from piles of cash they look after on behalf of savers. Their platform is super-fast (you’ll see in a moment), and makes lending as hassle- free as possible. It’s a matter of a few clicks and you get your quote. Unlike banks, who require paperwork and run expensive branch networks.

Hustle, Inc.

Series A in 2017
Hustle, Inc. operates an online peer-to-peer text messaging platform that enables organizations to text their contacts. It’s a software-as-a-service platform that is used to send personal text messages for event attendance, fundraising, admissions and recruiting, advocacy, and sales and marketing. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Eventful

Series B in 2006
Eventful, the leading digital media company, powers the online ecosystem of local events and entertainment. Over 20 million people rely on Eventful to find out what's happening and decide what to do. Eventful's unique, social media platform, "Demand it!" empowers fans to influence content and location of entertainment and live events. Music promoters, film studios, ticketing companies and other industry providers use Demand it! to engage with fans and determine their routing schedules or theatrical distribution. National marketers rely on Eventful to drive local awareness, commerce, attendance and tune-in. Thousands of digital publishers also rely on Eventful to power their local events and entertainment content. Eventful's proprietary technologies provide a global platform for local event discovery: the world's largest selection of local event content, content management system, state-of-the-art recommendation engine, email platform delivering personalized, localized content and commercial offers, robust API platform, localization system, Demand it! and a self-service premium listing platform. Eventful competitors include [Upcoming.org](http://www.Upcoming.org) and [Zvents](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/zvents/).

Twiga Foods Ltd.

Series A in 2017
Twiga is a mobile-based supply platform for Africa’s retail outlets, kiosks, and market stalls. The company is using a mobile-based, cashless, business-to-business (B2B) supply platform to access distribution into the millions of small and medium-sized vendors in African urban markets. Founded in 2013, Twiga is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The/Nudge Foundation

Grant in 2021
The/Nudge Foundation exists to alleviate poverty, sustainably and scalably. The/Nudge was founded in July 2015 by Atul Satija, after his last stint as Chief Business Officer of InMobi. --- We are a collective of some of India’s best leaders and entrepreneurs from across industry, academia, government and development sectors, and our work is organised across 3 impact streams. 1. Centre for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (CSDE) CSDE exists to enable underprivileged youth to lead flourishing lives. Our goal is to impact 1M+ youth annually through direct, leveraged as well as indirect channels. 2. N/Core N/Core exists to nudge and nurture talent to solve for India's biggest problems. 3. up (ultra-poor) up exists to nudge families out of extreme poverty. We are implementing an integrated micro-entrepreneurship program to pull ultra-poor households (in Jharkhand), out of extreme poverty, through a globally acclaimed and well-researched "graduation model". Our goal is to directly work with and pull 100k families (500k people) out of extreme poverty, over the next 10 years. --- Over the last 4 years, we have impacted the lives of 6M+ people through our direct and indirect work across skilling, education, healthcare etc. We are a passionate team of 175+ #nudgesters, with a dream to see a poverty-free India within our generation.

Metaweb Technologies

Series B in 2008
Metaweb Technologies, Inc. is a company based in San Francisco that is developing Metaweb, a semantic data storage infrastructure for the web, and Freebase, an "open, shared database of the world's knowledge". The company was founded by Danny Hillis, Veda Hlubinka-Cook and John Giannandrea as a spinoff of Applied Minds in July, 2005, operated in stealth mode until 2007 and acquired by Google as the basis of its Knowledge Graph in 2010. Freebase is a massive, collaboratively edited database of cross-linked data. The idea behind the product is to create a Wikipedia like system for building the semantic web. Freebase allows anyone to contribute, structure, search, copy and use data. It sounds like Wikipedia, but instead of arranging by articles, it is more of an almanac, organized like a database, and readable by people and software.

Drink Prime

Series A in 2022
We make India's Smartest Water Purifiers and are redefining water purifier ownership. With us our customers never have to worry about installation, relocation, maintenance hassles. They just have to pay us for the amount of pure water they consume by subscribing to our easy subscription plans and leave their drinking water hassles to us. We're a young company combining the best of IoT and Water Purification technologies to make sure Urban India doesn't have to worry about drinking water again!

CredR

Series B in 2019
Looking at buying or selling a pre-owned vehicle? You are just a click away from finding the perfectsolution to this problem – CredR, India’s only verified and certified used bikes marketplace.The second hand vehicles market is usually flooded with inconsistent pricing and uncomfortable experiences. CredR steps in makes buying/ selling as easy as taking a walk in the park.

Needslist

Venture Round in 2019
NeedsList is a global marketplace connecting individual and corporate donors with NGOs to create efficiency and transparency in their humanitarian aid system. NeedsList partners with local aid organizations to identify urgent needs and uses local suppliers who can deliver needs quickly and sustainably. Supporters can donate cash, purchase products, or volunteer directly on platform. NeedsList provides clear impact metrics in real-time allowing partner organizations to track activity and outcomes. They earn revenue through commissions from affiliate suppliers and from enterprise users of the platform.

farMart

Seed Round in 2021
In India, 75% of farmers own less than one hectare of land. Such small landholdings make it unavailable for them to own machinery solely for their own purpose. FarMart provides a technology platform to connect farmers who own machinery with those who don’t. Thus, ensuring farmers achieve high productivity at minimum input costs. FarMart aims to provide access of the latest agricultural machinery and modern technology to every farmer while simultaneously promoting rural entrepreneurship.

Prosper

Series C in 2007
Prosper is an online lending platform that connects people who want to borrow money with individuals and institutions. Its platform provides lists of loan requests with low, fixed-rate loans and no hidden fees or prepayment penalties, enabling clients to easily gain access to affordable personal loans and investors to earn solid returns via a data-driven underwriting model. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

CredR

Venture Round in 2021
Looking at buying or selling a pre-owned vehicle? You are just a click away from finding the perfectsolution to this problem – CredR, India’s only verified and certified used bikes marketplace.The second hand vehicles market is usually flooded with inconsistent pricing and uncomfortable experiences. CredR steps in makes buying/ selling as easy as taking a walk in the park.
Stichting Global Voices is a charitable institution which is a community of more than 800 bloggers and translators around the world who work together to bring reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media. The institution was founded in 2008 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

ZestMoney

Series B in 2019
ZestMoney is the fastest way for all kinds of people to pay using digital EMI, without the need of a credit card or a credit score. The company believes that being able to pay in EMI should be available to everyone and not only those who hold a credit card or have a credit score. With the use of mobile tech, digital banking, and AI, ZestMoney was made accessible to millions of Indian consumers. Founded in 2015 by digital finance and technology professionals, Priya Sharma, Lizzie Chapman and Ashish Anantharaman, the company is backed by leading global digital financial services investors like PayU, Ribbit Capital, Omidiyar Networks among other.
WickedRide Adventure Services Private Limited operates as a premium bike and scooter rental company in India. The company also sells bike accessories through its retail and online stores; and conducts biking lessons for women to promote biking culture. It has operations in Bengaluru, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mysore, Bhuj, Ahmedabad, Hampi, Belagvi, Jaisalmer, and Delhi. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Bengaluru, India.

NowFloats

Series A in 2015
NowFloats enables Small and Medium Businesses (SME) to get an online presence by simply using SMS. This website can also be updated by sending regular SMS and this message can be delivered to the loyal customers of that business. Additionally the NowFloats algorithm ensures highest discoverability through intelligent Search Engine Optimization (SEO). There are 47M Small & Medium Businesses in India, while there are only 700K registered websites. It is also estimated that almost 9.6M Indian businesses need some sort of online identity. With 900M+ mobile phones and SMS being the pervasive technology, NowFloats believes that getting business online thru SMS (or Apps) is a scalable and sustainable business. NowFloats is co-founded by ex-Microsoft and ex-Saatchi & Saatchi team and has almost 2000 customers within 5 months of the product launch.

Handshake

Series E in 2021
Today, the Handshake community includes 17 million students and young alumni at over 1,000 colleges and universities — including 120+ minority-serving institutions. They connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with nearly 500,000 employers recruiting on Handshake — from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake is democratizing opportunity and ensuring college students have the support they need to find a great job and kick-off a meaningful career regardless of where they go to school, what they choose as a major, and who they know. Handshake’s network gives students access to more career opportunities and insights, provides employers with more comprehensive and efficient access to talent, and gives colleges more tools to drive student engagement and increase student employment Handshake has raised a total of $155 million dollars with $80 million most recently raised in Q4 of 2019. We've had the support from GGV, EQT Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Spark Capital, True Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. In addition, Handshake has received support from social impact investors, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Omidyar Network, Reach Capital, among others. Handshake was launched in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Denver and London, England.

Neon

Series A in 2018
Neon is a Brazilian fintech, founded in 2016, whose mission is to unite technology and design to redesign and simplify people's financial experience. With over 250 employees, in 2018 Neon raised R $ 72 million of Series A investments in a round led by Propel Ventures, Monashees, and Quona, which also featured Yellow Ventures, Omydiar Network, and Tera Capital. With a digital account being the main product, Neon has a partnership with Banco Votorantim for the custody and settlement of its accounts.

Shubhloans

Series A in 2019
MyShubhLife is a full stack financial services provider for the Next Half Billion. With Real-time analytics and credit reports based on alternative data, MyShubhLife reaches unserved and underserved market segments to provide meaningful financial inclusion. MyShubhLife has further strengthened its financial inclusion goal through its financial wellness program for corporates and individuals by expanding its portfolio to include Mini and Micro loans, Insurance, Mutual Fund SIPS, Tax filing service and more.

GramCover

Seed Round in 2020
GramCover Insurance Brokers Private Limited develops an online based insurance brokerage marketplace for the rural sector. The company offers life insurance, crop and livestock insurance, health and motor insurance, reinsurance, and risk advisory products through an integrated marketplace. It also provides claim processing, policy download, notification, payment collection, and customer on boarding services. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Noida, India.

IntelleGrow

Series B in 2014
IntelleGrow serves the ‘missing middle’ enterprises working in sectors which make a positive Environmental, Social and Governance Impact. IntelleGrow offers debt without limiting them on their vintage or the security value offered for the loan – instead, the proposition is based on trajectory of business cashflows. It is not only lending from its Balance Sheet but also syndicating and arranging debt from other sources – gradually emerging as a debt solutions provider for ‘early-stage’, ‘high-growth’ small and growing businesses (SGB) in India.

Krishify

Seed Round in 2022
Krishify is a social network for farmers to discuss and solve their Agri input needs.

Citymart

Seed Round in 2017
Citymart powers cities to deliver services that work. Following best practices developed with leading cities around the world, Citymart connects cities and revolutionizes the way cities frame needs, complete procurements, and improve service delivery. Over 100 cities in 35 countries have adopted Citymart tools and methods to-date.

NationBuilder

Series B in 2013
NationBuilder is software for leaders. The company was founded in November 2009 by Jim Gilliam, in partnership with Co-Founders Jesse Haff and Lea Endres, and launched in April 2011. By the summer of 2012, the company had secured more than $14 million in Series A and Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and Omidyar Network, and added Ben Horowitz, Stacy Donohue, and Sean Parker to its board. Jim Gilliam became Executive chairman in fall of 2017 and welcomed Lea Endres to the role of CEO. NationBuilder is based in downtown Los Angeles with offices in New York, Washington DC, Vancouver, and London.

United Income

Series A in 2018
United Income offers individuals retirement planning solutions and advisory services. United Income offers their customers with investment focused consulting services to build a fixed and variable income for their retirement. United Income was founded in May 2016 by Matt Fellowes. And it is based in Washington, U.S.
Indifi Technologies Pvt. Ltd. operates an online platform that connects lenders and borrowers to provide loans. The company offers different lifecycle support services for lenders, which include marketing and customer relationship management (CRM), data aggregation, data analysis, on-ground support, loan monitoring, and payment management. It serves clients in e-commerce, travel, hospitality, retail, and trading businesses. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Gurugram, India.

Wingreens Farms

Series C in 2021
Wingreens Farms sells a range of food products and is retailed in the market and online. It offers fresh dips and pita chips and has pioneered this product category in the country. The products are handmade by underprivileged women and are retailed through a unique sampling sales model that is a first in the market. Wingreens Farms was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana.

Evermind

Series A in 2015
Evermind, inc. provides solutions that enable the users to monitor home appliances. It offers Evermind that sends text messages or email notifications when appliances are switched on and off, as well as sends information to users. The company’s Evermind sends a notification when an appliance is used or not used within a specific period of time for various appliances, including microwave ovens, coffee makers, TVs, lamps, curling irons, CPAP machines, garage door openers, and more. Evermind, inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.